Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger

Most famous outside Japan for his record-breaking $110 million purchase of an untitled 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, Maezawa said he would invite six to eight artists to join him on the lunar flyby.

Per the Verge, Musk also showed off another revision to the BFR, stating that the new design would have seven instead of six large Raptor engines, boast additional cargo room on the rocket's bottom, and have three instead of two rear fins as well as front actuator fins.

In 2008, Markowsky formally announced that he wanted to paint on the surface of the moon by 2030. These masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us.

"When you are pushing the frontier, it is not a sure thing".

Musk said the BFR is still in development and will make several unmanned test launches before it takes on passengers. "This will look really epic in person", Musk said.

Musk said, "It makes a difference". He will be the eighth space tourist in history, and the first to orbit the moon.

Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced Monday. With enough thrust to carry almost a hundred people all the way to Mars, it's safe to say it won't be much of a problem to carry six-eight artists including crew to the moon and back.

SpaceX has revealed the private passenger who will be going on a tourist trip to the moon.

Kelly tweeted his good wishes to Maezawa on Tuesday, "Good luck on your trip and if you need someone with a little experience to go with you, my schedule is wide open in 2023". "I don't know if they have the skills to translate that experience in a way that is digestible for the majority of people".

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The latest blueprints mark the final major redesign of the rocket, whose development is expected to cost roughly $5 billion, according to Musk. Blue Origin's price has not been revealed.

SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said last week that there was "no chance" that Musk's conduct will impact SpaceX's ability to win contracts, and that there's been "no impact at all" on the level of confidence in him on the part of the closely held company's backers.

Virgin's trip will cost about $250,000.

The era of space tourism began in 2001, when California businessman Dennis Tito paid for a journey on a Russian rocket to the International Space Station.

Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla Motors, has drawn attention in recent months over his erratic behaviour.

Musk and SpaceX engineers built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue.

But so far this year, his space firm has also kept up a schedule outpaced only by the Chinese government, making 15 launches with its Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX gave no details of the flight but said it would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".

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